Food & Drink
New Albert Dock restaurant, Lerpwl by Barrie brothers get set to launch
3 years ago
Lerpwl, the new Liverpool based restaurant from the Barrie Bros will open its doors on Saturday 12th September.
Ellis and Liam Barrie, originally from Liverpool and founders of the much acclaimed Marram Grass in Anglesey launch their new Albert Dock restaurant later this month.
Ellis Barrie shot to fame on BBC TWO’s flagship Great British Menu and more recently on BBC ONE’s reboot of Ready Steady Cook.
“Myself & Liam jumped at the chance to open our new restaurant concept Lerpwl at Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock, it feels like a real homecoming. Lerpwl’s style of cooking will feel both accessible and modern, whether it’s the finest sustainably-sourced seafood from Cornish day boats, mussels and oysters from the Menai Straits of Anglesey, or home-grown pork and vegetables from The Fat Pig Farm.
“We will bring you the finest ingredients from around the British Isles, their provenance and seasonality is key, the ingredients are the stars of the show here.”
The 80 capacity restaurant is split across two levels – the main space downstairs wraps around an open kitchen and to the back of the unit is a secluded Cocktail Bar called Margot’s, named after Liam’s daughter. Cocktails include the ‘Paloma’, a tweaked version of a Mexican favourite comprising Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Creme De Peche and fresh grapefruit juice, and the ‘Old Tobacco Dock’, a smoky twist on a class Old-Fashioned made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Perique Tabac and Demerara Sugar.
Lerpwl’s menus have been designed to be fluid, ever changing with the seasons, meaning dishes will always be fresh and at their best. There will be two menus, an A La Carte and a second relaxed menu depending on what experience the diner is looking for, whether it’s creative cocktails in Margot’s, kitchen side seating at the Oyster bar or an A La Carte tasting menu in the restaurant.
A spiral staircase takes diners to a private dining space named Albert’s, named after Ellis’s son. The space with a private bar can seat up to 30, perfect for a socially distanced wedding breakfast or family celebration. At the top of the stairs is a DJ booth which will soundtrack Liverpool’s dockside on weekends.